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ISRI2016 General Session Speaker Lineup Focuses on the Role of Global Economic Factors in the Recycling Industry

Opening & closing sessions to examine leading economic indicators and growth predictors

(Washington, DC) – When the recycling industry faces down markets, value is more important than ever. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is working to bring value to attendees through on-point programs that can help companies steer through these times. The general sessions at the 2016 Convention and Exposition (ISRI2016) do just that by focusing on current economic conditions and how they factor into scrap recycling operations.

“ISRI2016 is designed to provide take-home value to everyone who attends,” said Chuck Carr, ISRI Vice President of for Meetings, Education and Training. “We are in one of the most complex and uncertain economic times in the industry’s history. Up-to-date information on world economics, market conditions, and operational technology is vital to navigating through these times. ISRI2016 provides the best opportunities in the industry this year – a means for the smartest in the industry to stay ahead of the competition.”

ISRI2016’s closing session will feature Dr. Vikram Mansharamani, author of the best-selling book, BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst, and a professor at Yale University and the MIT Sloan School of Management. His presentation will focus on theories on the causes of economic bubbles, how to better predict busts and avoid them in the future. Dr. Mansharamani will also look at what will lead to a turn in global demand for raw materials, what countries are likely to lead it and what is likely to be the cause and timing of these events. Dr. Mansharamani’s session will take place on Thursday, April 7.

The conference will open its education sessions on April 5 with another economy session that will feature a panel of top economic and commodity investing experts. More details will be released shortly. In between those sessions will be more than sixty workshops and spotlights each geared to help recyclers improve efficiency, reduce costs, and/or learn more about global markets.

Details of the educational programs, registration and hotel information is available at www.ISRIConvention.org.

Members of the media may contact Rachel Bookman for information on press credentials.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry™. ISRI represents more than 1,600 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides safety, education, advocacy, and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development.

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